Decision details

Implementation of an Article 4 Direction relating to Houses of Multiple Occupation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




A     Under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) Harlow Council implements the Direction made on 26 March 2020 under Article 4 (1), to which Schedule 3 applies, concerning small Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and relating to all land within the administrative area of Harlow Council.


B    This Article 4 Direction shall come into effect on Monday 12 April 2021.


C    A review of the Council’s HMO policy in its newly adopted Local Plan is undertaken in 2022, with a completion of no later than 30 November 2022.

Report author: Andrew Bramidge

Publication date: 26/03/2021

Date of decision: 25/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/04/2021

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